Rev. Gordon Harris
Organist ~ Lois Hehn
Soloist ~ Linda Kronaizl
“Come to Jesus”
Recessional ~ "My Tribute"
Anna L. Weltz was born on Friday, July 24, 1914 on the family farm in Yankton County near Lesterville, South Dakota. Her parents were Wilhelm and Katherina (Neth) Kost. She was baptized on August 30, 1914 at the Petersburg Church by the Rev. M. Treiber and was confirmed on June 30, 1929, also at the Petersburg Church, by Rev. John Maier. Her father passed away at a young age, and she helped her mother raise her brothers and sisters so that the family could remain together. Anna was united in marriage to Edmund Weltz on October 24, 1937 at the Petersburg Church by the Rev. Carl L. Green. Two children were born to this union: Deloris (Weltz) Schaeffer of Menno, South Dakota and Leighton (Linda) Weltz of Eldora, Iowa. She and her husband farmed southwest of Scotland for 35 years, until they retired in 1972 and moved into town. She enjoyed working in her garden and canning the produce. Anna was a devoted homemaker and mother who worked hard to care for her home and family. Her last six years were spent as a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland, where she passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, having attained the age of 95 years, 8 months and 27 days.
In addition to her two children, Anna is survived by ten grandchildren: Galen (Connie) Schaeffer of Freeman, South Dakota, Gerald (Donna) Schaeffer of Menno, South Dakota, Roxanne (Bruce) VanBuskirk of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Lisa (Chris) Linneman of Omaha, Nebraska, Wesley (Danielle) Schaeffer of Menno, South Dakota, Kristin (Kelly) Hodges of Eldora, Iowa, Jared (April) Schaeffer of Sheldon, Iowa, Heather (Chris) Bruno of Story City, Iowa, Brian Weltz of Waverly, Iowa and Molly Weltz of Louisville, Kentucky; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters: Frieda Thum and Lorraine Mettler, both of Scotland; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Kost of Scotland.
Anna is preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; son-in-law Wilfred Schaeffer; great-grandson Derek Schaeffer; six brothers: Bill, John, Ted, Infant Otto, Otto, and Richard; and in-laws Elmer Thum, Herbert Mettler, Arnold and Gertrude Weltz, Betty Kost, Helen Kost, and Marilyn Kost.